2019 Bojangles' Southern 500 throwback paint schemes

Darlington Raceway is home of The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR


Just 50 days until fans pack the stands at Darlington Raceway to watch the best of the best in NASCAR take on the track that is famously known as Too Tough To Tame during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 at 6 p.m. on NBCSN

Darlington Raceway's award-winning throwback campaign is the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR, and this year Darlington is celebrating the 1990-94 era for its Bojangles' Southern 500.

As we get closer to Labor Day weekend, drivers and their teams have begun to unveil the special paint schemes that they will be driving during the Bojangles' Southern 500.

With just a month and half remaining until drivers start their engines in Darlington, 11 paint schemes have been released - each unique and inspiring, all paying tribute to the history of NASCAR. Below you will find 10 of the 11, beginning with the most recent.

No. 32 Corey Lajoie

On July 9, Go Fas Racing and Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net announced that Corey LaJoie will be tributing NASCAR Hall of Famer and NBC Sports commentator, Dale Jarrett, and his No. 32 Nestle Crunch car that Jarrett ran in 1991 at Darlington during the spring NASCAR Busch Grand National Series (now Xfinity Series).

"This car looks great and I've always been a fan of Dale, so to carry this scheme around Darlington is awesome. I think we did a great job keeping the scheme as close to the original as possible while incorporating the CorvetteParts.net logos onto it. I can't thank Tom and TJ enough for allowing us to run this design - it's one of my favorite schemes." - Corey LaJoie

no. 38 david ragan

On June 26, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Front Row Motorsports, Shriners Hospitals for Children and David Ragan unveiled the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford Mustang that Ragan will run on Labor Day.

The throwback design honors fellow Shriner David Pearson, as it replicates the livery of the Holman-Moody Racing Ford Torino Cobra that Pearson raced to his third and final NASCAR Cup Series Championship in 1969.

"When you remember or read about David Pearson, it's all about the success he had on the track, and his legendary and Hall of Fame career. On the 50th anniversary of his last championship, and in one of the most iconic cars in our sport, we wanted to honor David Pearson and keep his memory alive." - David Ragan

No. 9 Chase Elliott

On June 12, Hendrick Motorsports and Chase Elliott announced that Elliott will be honoring his father, Bill Elliott, and his 1981 Mell-Gear car that Bill drove in 13 premier series races in 1981, recording seven top-10 finishes.

His first-ever Cup Series Busch Pole Award came in 1981 at Darlington.

No. 88 Alex Bowman

Alex Bowman and Hendrick Motorsports unveiled the Tim Richmond-inspired paint scheme that Bowman will race at Darlington - making the announcement on June 7, which would have been Richmond's 64th birthday.

The scheme pays tribute to Richmond's No. 25 scheme he competed in 37 races for Hendrick Motorsports from 1986-87.

"If I was a NASCAR fan in that era, that's who I would have cheered for. I think just the excitement, his personality and how good he was in a race car. He was pretty unbelievable." - Alex Bowman

No. 6 Ryan Newman

For a special unveil, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing and Oscar Mayer traveled to Darlington Raceway to announce that Newman's No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang will emulate Mark Martin's 1993 paint scheme that was made famous by Jack Roush's first Bojangles' Southern 500 win that same year.

"I think the scheme looks great. Darlington is my favorite track on the circuit and the Southern 500 is one of the best events on our schedule. I can't wait to come back here in September and see if we can put this No. 6 back in Gatorade Victory Lane." - Ryan Newman

No. 41 Daniel Suarez

The last of the three Stewart-Haas Racing unveils, Daniel Suarez will pay tribute to Tony Stewart's 2005 NASCAR Cup championship paint scheme.

No. 14 Clint Bowyer

The second of the three Stewart-Haas Racing unveils, Clint Bowyer will honor Stewart's 2011 NASCAR Cup championship run.

No. 10 Aric Almirola

On May 24, Stewart-Haas Racing announced three unique paint schemes that will run at Darlington to honor recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart.

Aric Almirola will get the opportunity to throwback to Stewart's paint scheme that he drove to secure the 2002 NASCAR Cup championship.

No. 19 Martin Truex Jr.

On May 15, Martin Truex Jr. and Joe Gibbs Racing announced on the "Dale Jr. Download" that he will be throwing back to his first season of racing full time at the national series level; the black and yellow scheme pays tribute to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO Johnny Morris.

"So many things had to happen to get to where I'm at right now and this car was the first, first real, sponsored car I had. So for Johnny (Morris), for Dale (Earnhardt Jr.), all the guys who made that deal happen, we're throwing back to 2004." - Martin Truex Jr.

No. 8 Daniel Hemric

Daniel Hemric and Richard Childress Racing announced his 2019 Caterpillar throwback scheme on April 3 - honoring the history and legacy of Caterpillar.

No. 3 Austin Dillon

On April 3, the Richard Childress Racing team announced that Austin Dillon will be honoring his grandfather, Richard Childress, with the black and gold paint scheme that he raced with in the late 1970's at Darlington.

Stay tuned as we get closer and closer to labor day weekend for more inspiring paint scheme unveils.

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